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Reported by Goldwind Australia on 3 July 2019

Goldwind to Power Australia’s Largest Plastics Recycling Plant

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Goldwind announced it has entered an agreement with Advanced Circular Polymers to provide renewable energy for Australia’s largest plastics recycling plant in Somerton Victoria.

Power for the recycling plant will be provided by Goldwind’s Moorabool Wind Farm project, currently being constructed 25km south east of Ballarat.

The recycling plant, which has been part-funded by the Victorian Government, will transform large quantities of low-value contaminated mixed plastics from households into high-quality commodities that can go directly into the manufacture of new products.

John Titchen, Managing Director for Goldwind Australia, said the Advanced Circular Polymers plant is leading the way in innovative technology and boosting Victoria’s economy.

“We are extremely pleased to have entered into a partnership with this custom-designed plant featuring cutting edge technologies for resources utilisation.

“Goldwind will deliver the renewable energy for the recycling plant from our Moorabool Wind Farm project.

“There’s a great fit between Goldwind’s mission of innovating for a brighter tomorrow and the innovative sustainable solution provided by Advanced Circular Polymers.

“Recycling powered by renewable energy is a real step towards sustainability and will make a significant contribution towards Australia’s transition to a clean, renewable future.” commented John Titchen.

Goldwind’s Moorabool Wind Farm commenced construction in July 2018 and is progressing on many work fronts. Approximately 130 construction staff are working on site at present. All wind turbine foundations have been excavated and all concrete pours have been completed. The civil earthworks activities are nearing completion. Deliveries of Goldwind wind turbine components to the project site is ongoing and Goldwind wind turbines are now being erected on site. Up to 20 staff will make up the permanent maintenance and operations team once the wind farm is complete.

References

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Goldwind Australia Pty Ltd. Press release - Goldwind to Power Australia’s Largest Plastics Recycling Plant. URL: http://www.goldwindaustralia.com/goldwind-power-australias-largest-plastics-recy.... [Date Accessed: 04/07/2019].

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